Internationally renowned scholar, professor and writer Angela Davis and 89-year-old grassroots organizer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Yuri Kochiyama share intimate conversations about personal histories and influences that shaped them and their shared experiences in some of the most important social movements in 20th century in the part of the Planet we call United States. The film's unique format honors the scope and depth of their knowledge on topics ranging from Jim Crow laws and Japanese internment camps, to Civil Rights, anti-war, women's and gay liberation movements, to today's campaigns for political prisoners and prison reform. These insights, recorded over the span of 13 years, offer critical lessons about community activism and tremendous hope for the future of social justice.
This film, co-directed by C.A. Griffith & H.L.T. Quan, is a "Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation".
The reason Mountains That Take Wing took over thirteen years to complete was that the co-directors received almost no funding for it. Had it not been for an in-kind grant from the Wexner Center for the Arts, it’s unlikely they would have ever completed the film. Most of the money from DVD sales (http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c796.shtml) of the documentary goes to support Critical Resistance and other progressive causes, so please, out of respect for independent filmmakers who work so hard to make films such as this, please take down this download enabled link to Mountains That Take Wing.